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Deborah

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Bee
  • #72 All Time
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551k Debra (English)
29k Debora (Hebrew)
< 1k Devoria (Hebrew)

How popular is the name "Deborah" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 12 0
1881 14 14 0
1882 15 15 0
1883 16 16 0
1884 13 13 0
1885 10 10 0
1886 10 10 0
1887 15 15 0
1888 26 26 0
1889 12 12 0
1890 24 24 0
1891 15 15 0
1892 16 16 0
1893 24 24 0
1894 18 18 0
1895 13 13 0
1896 18 18 0
1897 23 23 0
1898 21 21 0
1899 11 11 0
1900 26 26 0
1901 21 21 0
1902 21 21 0
1903 21 21 0
1904 23 23 0
1905 18 18 0
1906 25 25 0
1907 21 21 0
1908 25 25 0
1909 26 26 0
1910 33 33 0
1911 36 36 0
1912 32 32 0
1913 42 42 0
1914 62 62 0
1915 106 106 0
1916 90 90 0
1917 89 89 0
1918 92 92 0
1919 70 70 0
1920 82 82 0
1921 94 94 0
1922 71 71 0
1923 118 118 0
1924 125 125 0
1925 82 82 0
1926 116 116 0
1927 91 91 0
1928 130 130 0
1929 161 161 0
1930 165 165 0
1931 158 158 0
1932 208 208 0
1933 243 243 0
1934 280 280 0
1935 279 279 0
1936 299 299 0
1937 323 323 0
1938 410 410 0
1939 449 443 6
1940 469 469 0
1941 608 608 0
1942 676 676 0
1943 794 788 6
1944 1,298 1,293 5
1945 1,464 1,464 0
1946 2,480 2,470 10
1947 5,849 5,838 11 #62 girl name
1948 11,272 11,246 26 #30 girl name
1949 19,233 19,205 28 #15 girl name
1950 29,118 29,071 47 #7 girl name
1951 42,106 42,043 63 #4 girl name
1952 49,901 49,809 92 #4 girl name
1953 52,265 52,183 82 #3 girl name
1954 54,757 54,677 80 #3 girl name
1955 52,411 52,311 100 #2 girl name
1956 47,921 47,828 93 #4 girl name
1957 40,147 40,063 84 #6 girl name
1958 33,013 32,936 77 #7 girl name
1959 29,624 29,555 69 #9 girl name
1960 25,337 25,273 64 #10 girl name
1961 24,145 24,088 57 #10 girl name
1962 22,945 22,894 51 #9 girl name
1963 21,116 21,063 53 #13 girl name
1964 19,367 19,304 63 #12 girl name
1965 17,127 17,084 43 #13 girl name
1966 16,296 16,250 46 #15 girl name
1967 14,057 14,007 50 #22 girl name
1968 12,320 12,286 34 #27 girl name
1969 11,216 11,184 32 #27 girl name
1970 9,880 9,852 28 #33 girl name
1971 8,711 8,675 36 #33 girl name
1972 6,306 6,283 23 #43 girl name
1973 5,013 4,983 30 #56 girl name
1974 4,366 4,346 20 #68 girl name
1975 3,431 3,416 15 #86 girl name
1976 3,010 2,993 17 #96 girl name
1977 2,697 2,676 21
1978 2,491 2,479 12
1979 2,194 2,181 13
1980 1,944 1,937 7
1981 1,911 1,904 7
1982 1,851 1,842 9
1983 1,611 1,605 6
1984 1,474 1,468 6
1985 1,408 1,401 7
1986 1,291 1,284 7
1987 1,209 1,202 7
1988 1,057 1,057 0
1989 1,086 1,076 10
1990 1,099 1,094 5
1991 1,014 1,014 0
1992 919 919 0
1993 797 797 0
1994 740 740 0
1995 660 660 0
1996 633 633 0
1997 637 637 0
1998 553 553 0
1999 524 524 0
2000 545 545 0
2001 488 488 0
2002 474 474 0
2003 421 421 0
2004 427 427 0
2005 425 425 0
2006 423 423 0
2007 371 371 0
2008 355 355 0
2009 346 346 0
2010 354 354 0
2011 332 332 0
2012 335 335 0
2013 329 329 0
2014 368 368 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Deborah? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 740,931 babies born with the name Deborah in the United States. That's more than enough Deborahs to occupy the country of Equatorial Guinea with an estimated population of 740,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Deborah" was in 1954 with a total of 54,677 babies. (That's a lot of baby Deborahs)

According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Deborah" ranks #8 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 85 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1964. Across the entire United States a total of 19,367 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Deborah" mean? The list below shows the origins of Deborah as well as things modernly associated with the name Deborah such as celebrities named Deborah.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Deborah

The name "Deborah" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Bee". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Debby Ryan

Debby Ryan is an actress, singer, songwriter, and musician with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Debby was born in 1993 as Deborah Ann Ryan in Huntsville, Alabama, United States.

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Deborah Ann Woll

Deborah Ann Woll is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Deborah was born in 1985 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry is a singer-songwriter, actress, and former playboy bunny specializing in rock, new wave, punk rock, and disco music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1968 to present. Debbie was born in 1945 as Deborah Ann Harry in Miami, Florida, U.S.

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Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Debi was born in 1964 as Deborah Mazar in Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.

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Hunter Tylo

Hunter Tylo is an actress and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Hunter was born in 1962 as Deborah Jo Hunter in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

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Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1940 to 1986. Deborah was born in 1921 as Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer in Helensburgh, Scotland, UK.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

B is for befriend, it is so easy for you.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

Your name in reverse order is "Harobed". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ohrbade". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Deborah born Sep 5, 1979

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 825. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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